Disastrous flood caused by war

The war which occurred in 1642 at Kaifeng, China, when anti-Ming rebels under command of Li Tzucheng destroyed the seawall there, killing more than 300,000 people in the ensuing flood. Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Continue reading

First Portable star map

Portable star map known as Tunhuang manuscript to astronomers, was made in China circa 940.
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Mechanical ventilating fan, Reinvented by Leonardo da Vinci

Mechanical ventilating fan was invented in China circa 180 CE. Continue reading

Peanuts Cultivation by Aztecs

Cultivation of Peanuts was by the Aztecs and the Mesoamerican people. Continue reading

Chinese Cabbage Cultivation

Chinese Cabbage Cultivation was circa 500 CE in China, and Korea. Continue reading

Dominoes of China

Derived from a dice game, dominoes were played in China around the 12th Century. Continue reading

Ducks Domesticated

Wild Mallard Ducks were being domesticated in China as far back as the 1st Century (Over 2000 years ago). Continue reading

Pagodas Evolved from Buddhist Stupas

Pagodas Evolved from the Buddhist Stupas, the first monuments of these types were built in India (circa 483 BCE), and described as a hemispherical mound, topped with a stack of discs. Continue reading

Peach Cultivation in China

The Chinese took native wild peach trees and started to cultivation them circa 2000 BCE. Continue reading